California

California is the most populous U.S. state. It is the third-largest state by land area, and is known for its varied climate and geography as well as its diverse population. In the 18th century California was part of the Spanish Empire, later becoming part of Mexico, who then ceded it to the United States after the Mexican War.

The California Gold Rush began in 1848, opening the region to a large influx of people and an economic boom. In the early 20th century Los Angeles became the center of the entertainment industry,and an important tourist area. Along with California's prosperous agricultural industry, other industries include aerospace, petroleum, and computer and information technology. California ranks among the ten largest economies in the world. If it was a separate country, it would be 34th among the most populous countries, just behind Poland.

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All That Glitters
Perspectives on History Series
by Phyllis Raybin Emert
from History Compass
Historical Non-fiction for 6th-9th grade
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
America in the Time of Lewis and Clark
by Sally Senzel Isaacs
from Heinemann-Raintree
for 2nd-5th grade
in 19th Century America (Location: HISA-19C)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Around California With Children's Books - Guide
by Rea Berg
2nd edition from Beautiful Feet Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Beautiful Feet Books (Location: HISCUR-BFB)
$24.95
Ballad of Lucy Whipple
by Karen Cushman
from HarperCollins
for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.09 $2.40 (2 in stock)
Bandit of Mok Hill
by Evelyn Sibley Lampman, illustrated by Marvin Friedman
from Doubleday & Company
for 5th-8th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Bears, Pirates and Silver Lace
by Anne B. Fisher; illustrated by Phil Nesbitt
from Binford & Mort Publishing
for 2nd-4th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$5.60 (1 in stock)
Boom Town
by Sonia Levitin, illustrated by Cat Bowman Smith
from Orchard Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
By the Great Horn Spoon!
by Sid Fleischman
from Little, Brown & Company
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
$7.64 $4.00 (1 in stock)
California Fairy Tales
Travel and Adventure Library for Young Folks
by Monica Shannon, illustrated by C. E. Millard
from Doubleday, Doran & Company Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
California Gold Days
by Helen Bauer
1961 Printing from California State Department of Education
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
California Gold Rush
Adventures in Frontier America
by Catherine E. Chambers
from Troll Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
California Gold Rush
by Ralph K. Andrist
from Troll Associates
for 6th-10th grade
in American Heritage Junior Library (Location: VIN-HIS)
California Gold Rush
by May McNeer
from Random House Books for Young Readers
for 4th-6th grade
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
California Gold Rush
Landmark #6
by May McNeer & Lynd Ward
from Random House
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAND)
California Gold Rush
Spencer Press Landmark #7 (RH#6)
by May McNeer & Lynd Ward
from Spencer Press
for 5th-8th grade
in American Landmark Books (Location: VIN-LAND)
California Indians
First Nations of North America
by Elizabeth Sonneborn
from Heinemann Educational Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in Native American History (Location: HISA-19NAT)
$9.95
California Missions Activity Book
by Arlan Dean and Kay Ward
1st edition from Rosen School Supply
for 4th grade
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
California Plant & Animal Communities
by Barbara J. Collins
from California State Department of Education
for 2nd-4th grade
in Vintage Readers & Textbooks (Location: VIN-READ)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Captain Bayley's Heir
by G. A. Henty
from Preston Speed
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: FIC-HEN)
Captain Bayley's Heir
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: FIC-HEN)
Captain Bayley's Heir
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: FIC-HEN)
Captain, My Captain
by Deborah Meroff
from Inheritance Publications
Historical Fiction for 8th-10th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$12.71
Carlota
by Scott O'Dell
from Laurel-Leaf Books
Realistic Fiction for 7th-9th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Colt of Destiny
Land of the Free Series
by Alida Sims Malkus, illustrated by Manning de V. Lee
1st edition from John C. Winston
Historical fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Coolies
by Yin, illustrated by Chris Soentpiet
from Puffin Books
for 5th-8th grade
in Transcontinental Railroad (Location: HISA-19TRR)
$7.99
Desert Harvest
Land of the Free Series
by Vanya Oakes, illustrated by Isami Kashiwagi
1st edition from John C. Winston
Historical fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
Embarcadero
by Richard H. Dillon, foreword by William Hogan
from Coward McCann
for Adult
in Nautical History (Location: VIN-NAUT)
Flag of the Dreadful Bear
from G.P. Putnam's Sons
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Gold in California
North Star Books #2
by Paul I. Wellman, illustrated by Lorence F. Bjorklund
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-6th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Gold Rush
by Bobbie Kalman
from Crabtree Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Gold Rush
by May McNeer, illustrated by Lynd Ward
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Gold, Guns, and Ghost Towns
from Stanford University Press
for 8th-Adult
in Vintage Nonfiction (Location: VIN-NFIC)
Great American Gold Rush
by Rhoda Blumberg
from Atheneum
for 7th-9th grade
1990 NCTE Orbis Pictus Honor Book
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
Great Indians of California
by Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo
from Bellerophon Books
for 4th-6th grade
in Native American History (Location: HISA-19NAT)
Guide to the California Gold Rush
by Eugene R. Hart
for 5th-10th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Hill of the Hawk
by Scott O'Dell
from Bobbs-Merril Co
for 7th-10th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
How to Get Rich in the California Gold Rush
by Tod Olson & Scott Allred
from National Geographic
for 3rd-8th grade
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
from Houghton Mifflin
Realistic Fictio for 5th-8th grade
1961 Newbery Medal Winner
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$9.60 (2 in stock)
Island of the Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
Anv from Sandpiper Books
Realistic Fiction for 5th-8th grade
1961 Newbery Medal winner
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$7.64 $4.00 (2 in stock)
Jessie Benton Fremont
by Marguerite Higgins
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 4th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$11.86
Jessie Benton Fremont
North Star Books #32
by Marguerite Higgins, illustrated by Bea Holmes
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-6th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Journal of One Davey Wyatt
by Donald Honig, illustrated by Sam Fink
from Franklin Watts
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Junipero Serra
Fact Finders
by Tyler Schumacher
from Capstone Press
for 2nd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$6.40 (1 in stock)
Junipero Serra: Founder of the California Missions
by Linda Gondosch, Illustrated by Emmanuel Beaudesson
from Ignatius Press
for 5th-8th grade
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
$14.99
Lost and Found Journal of a Miner 49er Vol. 1
by Jack Dublin
1st edition from J. Dublin Media
for 3rd-6th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Lotta Crabtree
by Lois V. Harris
from Pelican Publishing Company
for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$3.20 (1 in stock)
Making of American California
by Dorothy Dimmick
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 6th-9th grade
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Martha of California
America's Children
by James Otis
from Living Book Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$6.79
Overland Migrations
by David Lavender
from National Park Service Division of Publication
for 6th-10th grade
in Pioneer & Frontier Life (Location: HISA-19PIO)
Overland Trail
by Reginald Wright Kauffman, illustrated by Manning de V. Lee
from The Penn Publishing Company
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
Paddle-Wheel Days in California
from Stanford University Press
for 8th-Adult
in Nautical History (Location: VIN-NAUT)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Patty Reed's Doll
by Rachel K. Laurgaard
from Tomato Enterprises
Historical fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$5.60 (3 in stock)
Pioneer Children on the Journey West
by Emmy E. Werner
from Westview Press
for Adult
in History for Adults (Location: ADU-HIS)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Pioneers Go West
Landmark Series
by George Stewart
from Random House
Historical Non-fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Pioneer & Frontier Life (Location: HISA-19PIO)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Ramona
by Helen Hunt Jackson, illustrated by N. C. Wyeth
from Little, Brown & Company
for 9th-Adult
in Realistic Fiction (Location: FIC-REA)
Rosie & the Bear Flag
by Harry Knill
from Bellerophon Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Clearance: History & Geography (Location: ZCLE-HIS)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Rush for Gold
by Frank L. Beals, illustrated by Jack Merryweather
from California State Department of Education
for 3rd-6th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
$30.00 (1 in stock)
San Francisco Bay
by John Haskell Kemble
from Cornell Maritime Press
for 7th-12th grade
in Nautical History (Location: VIN-NAUT)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
San Francisco Bay
by John Haskell Kemble
1978 Reissue from Bonanza Books
for 7th-12th grade
in Nautical History (Location: VIN-NAUT)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Seabird
by Holling C. Holling
from Houghton Mifflin
Realistic fiction for 3rd-8th grade
1949 Newbery Honor Book
in BFB Holling Geography (Location: HISCUR-BFG)
$12.99 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Secret Valley
Trophy Chapter Books
by Clyde Robert Bulla
from HarperCollins
for 1st-4th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Seeds of Hope
Dear America
by Kristiana Gregory
from Scholastic Inc.
Fictional historical journal for 3rd-6th grade
in Dear America Books (Location: SER-DEAR)
Ships of the Redwood Coast
by Jack McNairn and Jerry MacMullen
1960 printing from Stanford University Press
for Adult
in Nautical History (Location: VIN-NAUT)
Smithsonian Guide to Historic America: The Pacific States
by Tabori Stewart
from Stewart, Tabori, & Chang
for 9th-Adult
in American History Reference (Location: HISA-REF)
Snowshoe Thompson
An I Can Read Book Level 3
by Nancy Smiler Levinson & Joan Sandin
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 2nd-4th grade
in I Can Read Books (Location: EAR-ICR)
$4.24
Stories of Young Pioneers
by Violet T. Kimball
from Mountain Press
Historical Non-fiction for 6th-11th grade
in Pioneer & Frontier Life (Location: HISA-19PIO)
$14.00
Story of California
by May McNeer, illustrated by C. H. DeWitt
from Beautiful Feet Books
for 5th-8th grade
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
$15.95
Story of California & Her Flags to Color Volume 2
by Harry Knill
from Bellerophon Books
for 3rd-6th grade
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
Story of Kit Carson
Grosset & Dunlap Signature #16
by Edmund Collier, illustrated by Nicholas Eggenhofer
from Grosset & Dunlap
Biography for 5th-9th grade
in Grosset & Dunlap Signature Books (Location: VIN-SIG)
Story of San Francisco
Landmark #59
by Charlotte Jackson; illustrated by Kurt Werth
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
Story of the California Gold Rush
Cornerstones of Freedom series
by R. Conrad Stein
from Scholastic Inc.
Historical Non-Fiction for 4th-6th grade
in Cornerstones of Freedom (Location: VIN-CORN)
Story of the California Gold Rush
Cornerstones of Freedom series
by R. Conrad Stein
Revised from Children's Press
Historical Non-Fiction for 4th-6th grade
in Cornerstones of Freedom (Location: VIN-CORN)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Story of the California Gold Rush - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Peter F. Copeland
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in History of America Coloring Books (Location: COL-HISA)
$4.99
Story of the Gold at Sutter's Mill
Cornerstones of Freedom
by R. Conrad Stein
from Children's Press
for 4th-6th Grade
in Cornerstones of Freedom (Location: VIN-CORN)
Stowaway
by Kristiana Gregory
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in Action & Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$2.00 (1 in stock)
Sutter's Gold
by Blaise Cendrars, illustrated by Harry Cimino, translated by Henry Longan Stuart
from Harper & Brothers
for 6th-8th grade
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
This was Mining in the West
by David W. Pearson
Second Edition; First Printing from Schiffer
for 6th-Adult
in Western Expansion (1800-1898) (Location: HISA-19WES)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
We Were There with the California Forty-Niners
We Were There #9
by Stephen Holt, illustrated by Raymond Lufkin
from Grosset & Dunlap
Historical Fiction for 5th-9th grade
in We Were There Series (Location: VIN-HIS)
What Was the Gold Rush?
by Joan Holub
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-6th grade
in California (Location: HISA-19CGR)
$5.99
Yo, Sacramento
by Scholastic
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in United States Geography (Location: GEO-REFUS)
$1.50 (2 in stock)
Yo, Sacramento
by Scholastic
from Scholastic Inc.
for 4th-6th grade
in United States Geography (Location: GEO-REFUS)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Zia
by Scott O'Dell
from HMH Books for Young Readers
Realistic Fiction for 6th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Zia
by Scott O'Dell
from Houghton Mifflin
Realistic Fiction for 6th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$4.00 (1 in stock)